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With the introduction of ADSL, internet users across Australia were given another option for connecting to the internet. Although recently it has been eclipsed by the faster ADSL2+, many Australians are still using and enjoying standard ADSL connections.
How Does ADSL Work?
An ADSL connection works by using the same copper wires that are in place for your existing telephone line; however it uses a different frequency to telephone calls. This enables both services to be operating at the same time, without affecting one another.
Because ADSL uses phone lines, it is available to most of the Australian population. There is however one factor you need to consider.
The exchanges used to send data tend to be located in cities and suburban areas. If you live in a remote location, the signal may have too far to get to your house, which is why ADSL may be unavailable to some Australian households. It’s best to check with the internet service provider before signing up.
It’s an ADSL Buyer’s Market
ADSL is now a very common way to connect to the Internet and there are lots of plans and options available.
Because it uses an active phone line, there are also some great bundle deals available that may save you some money and possibly get you some great bonus features!
Compare ADSL plans and other broadband plans at iSelect.